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JoVE Monthly Highlights: February 2018

Published: March 6, 2018 doi: 10.3791/6051
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Color Spot Test As a Presumptive Tool for the Rapid Detection of Synthetic Cathinones

Morgan Philp1, Ronald Shimmon1, Mark Tahtouh2, Shanlin Fu1

1Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), 2Australian Federal Police (AFP)

Here we present a simple, inexpensive, and selective chemical spot test protocol for the detection of synthetic cathinones, a class of new psychoactive substances. The protocol is suitable for use in various areas of law enforcement that encounter illicit material.

Fabrication and Characterization of Optical Tissue Phantoms Containing Macrostructure

Madeleine S. Durkee1, Landon D. Nash1, Fatemeh Nooshabadi1, Jeffrey D. Cirillo2, Duncan J. Maitland1, Kristen C. Maitland1

1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2Deparment of Molecular Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M College of Medicine

Optical tissue phantoms are essential tools for calibration and characterization of optical imaging systems and validation of theoretical models. This article details a method for phantom fabrication that includes replication of tissue optical properties and three-dimensional tissue structure.

Design and Evaluation of Smart Glasses for Food Intake and Physical Activity Classification

Jungman Chung1, Wonjoon Oh2, Dongyoub Baek3, Sunwoong Ryu2, Won Gu Lee4, Hyunwoo Bang2

1School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 2Envisible, Inc., 3Curiosis, Inc., 4Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University

This study presents a protocol of designing and manufacturing a glasses-type wearable device that detects the patterns of food intake and other featured physical activities using load cells inserted in both hinges of the glasses.

A New Method for Inducing a Depression-Like Behavior in Rats

Vladimir Zeldetz*1, Dmitry Natanel*2, Matthew Boyko2, Alexander Zlotnik2, Honore N. Shiyntum3, Julia Grinshpun2, Dmitry Frank2, Ruslan Kuts2, Evgeni Brotfain2, Jochanan Peiser2

1Department of Emergent Medicine, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 3

This protocol describes a new model by which healthy rats could contract depression over a given time periodthrough contagion by exposure to chronic unpredictable stressed (CUS) rats.


No conflicts of interest declared.


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McAllister, C., Navani, D. JoVEMore

McAllister, C., Navani, D. JoVE Monthly Highlights: February 2018. J. Vis. Exp. (133), e6051, doi:10.3791/6051 (2018).

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